Instructables: exploring - technology - diode http://www.instructables.com Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:26:41 PST BLOX v1.01 Matchbox Monsters http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Monsters/
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 13:41:36 PST
Flash an LED with Scratch on the Kano Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Flash-an-LED-with-Scratch-on-the-Kano-Computer/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:56:41 PST
tDCS Thinking Cap http://www.instructables.com/id/tDCS-Thinking-Cap/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:13:05 PDT
Shapeoko 2, Arduino UNO R3, grbl 9g, 8bit Laser Diode Photo Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/Shapeoko-2-Arduino-UNO-R3-grbl-9g-8bit-Raster-Phot/
Shapeoko 2, Arduino UNO R3, grbl 9g, 8bit Laser Diode Photo Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SMALL.jpg PicengraverToo Me and my son invented/developed a new concept of "On-The Fly" 8bit Laser Diode engraving photos over two years ago. With this concept, the Laser Diode never turns off through the whole photo engraving process. It just varies the power up and down to produce the image and shading on the engraved mat...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:14:54 PDT
Light up a LED with one AA-battery (in a solar lamp) http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-a-LED-with-one-AA-battery-in-a-solar-lamp/
Light up a LED with one AA-battery (in a solar lamp) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/IH5X/HZGTF7U9/FSZIH5XHZGTF7U9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/IH5X/HZGTF7U9/FSZIH5XHZGTF7U9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/IH5X/HZGTF7U9/FSZIH5XHZGTF7U9.SMALL.jpg Tom_Toffi In my lastest project i want to build a little solar lamp. So i went to my local electronics distributor and want to buy i little solar cell. The solar cell has an output of 2V and the battery an maximum output of 1.2V, which is quite to low to drive any standard white LED. Sure there is an easy way...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:03:48 PDT
4x4x4 LED Cube (Arduino Uno) http://www.instructables.com/id/4x4x4-LED-Cube-Arduino-Uno/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:11:10 PDT
DC Versus AC http://www.instructables.com/id/DC-Versus-AC/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:51:14 PDT
Arduino Thermistor/Solenoid Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-ThermistorSolenoid-Box/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:08:30 PDT
Portable USB Smartphone Charger V3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-USB-Smartphone-Charger-V3/
Portable USB Smartphone Charger V3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/J7NR/HY3Z9D1E/FDEJ7NRHY3Z9D1E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/J7NR/HY3Z9D1E/FDEJ7NRHY3Z9D1E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/J7NR/HY3Z9D1E/FDEJ7NRHY3Z9D1E.SMALL.jpg KevinsL1 Hi Instructables audience!In this instructable i'm showing you how to make simple usb charger. This is my 3'd version for this kind of charger and this one is upgraded to allow voltage to flow on stable 12v and no backward flow. Basicly this one works on it's full potentional ,without any possible w...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:54:47 PDT
AC to DC Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/AC-to-DC-Conversion/
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 14:24:04 PDT
Yet Another DIY Diode Laser Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-DIY-Diode-Laser-Engraver/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:29:24 PDT
Repair arduino nano (no power on USB) http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-arduino-nano-no-power-on-USB/
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 06:00:16 PDT
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Spectrometer-from-a-head-inspection-lamp/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 14:28:46 PDT
Things You Can Do With Old Phones http://www.instructables.com/id/Things-You-Can-Do-With-Old-Phones/
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:55:25 PDT
Bottle Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottle-Radio/
Bottle Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/IJKC/HUBWTJ1M/FHXIJKCHUBWTJ1M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/IJKC/HUBWTJ1M/FHXIJKCHUBWTJ1M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/IJKC/HUBWTJ1M/FHXIJKCHUBWTJ1M.SMALL.jpg 10040477 Have you ever wondered about using an object for music instead of an ordinary radio? Now you can with the Bottle Radio! The Bottle Radio uses only the energy of the radio waves sent  by radio transmitters. It has very few parts, and needs no batteries or other power source. For the radio wave catche...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:11:12 PDT
Laser Controller for my Arduino CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Controller-for-my-Arduino-CNC-Machine/
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:42:29 PDT
ELECTRICITY BY WALKING http://www.instructables.com/id/PIEZOELECTRICITY-1/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:03:35 PDT
Arduino Mini Pen Plotter http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Mini-Pen-Plotter/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:53:51 PDT
Hands Free Laser Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-Free-Laser-Mount/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:48:39 PDT
How electronic components work. The diode http://www.instructables.com/id/How-electronic-components-work-The-diode/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:12:11 PDT
Salvage a Laser Diode From a cd Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvage-a-Laser-Diode-From-a-cd-Driver/
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 11:59:53 PST
1w 445nm Altoids Tin Laser http://www.instructables.com/id/1w-445nm-Altoids-Tin-Laser/
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:32:35 PST
Compact Mini LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Mini-LED/
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 21:28:27 PST
Arduino Controlled Party Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Party-Lights/
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 10:29:47 PST
The MicroSlice V1 | A tiny Arduino laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/MicroSlice-A-tiny-Arduino-laser-cutter/
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:43:45 PDT
A Good Use for an Old Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Good-Use-for-an-Old-Phone-Charger/
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 10:35:23 PDT
Pocket size 5in1 electronics tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-size-5in1-electronics-tester/
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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 07:13:53 PDT
Controlling Arduino RoverBot with TV Remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-Arduino-RoverBot-with-TV-Remote/
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:29:06 PDT
High Power LED Rechargeable Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Power-LED-Rechargeable-Torch/
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 01:22:00 PDT
[DIY] HomeMade Rechargeable Juice Mixer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-HomeMade-Rechargeable-Juice-Mixer/
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 04:27:47 PDT
DIY BRIDGE RECTIFIER (BETTER LOOKING) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-BRIDGE-RECTIFIER-BETTER-LOOKING/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/2B1T/HI3TRHP1/F802B1THI3TRHP1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/2B1T/HI3TRHP1/F802B1THI3TRHP1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/2B1T/HI3TRHP1/F802B1THI3TRHP1.SMALL.jpg kris754a this is my first homemade (better looking) component
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:45:24 PDT
Easy DC Motor Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DC-Motor-Controller/
Easy DC Motor Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/RLG9/HH2VNEHS/F6ZRLG9HH2VNEHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/RLG9/HH2VNEHS/F6ZRLG9HH2VNEHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/RLG9/HH2VNEHS/F6ZRLG9HH2VNEHS.SMALL.jpg mgingerich If you're building a robot or other microcontrolled gadget, you will need to drive DC motors forwards and backwards. In this instructable, I'll demonstrate a simple and inexpensive circuit that controls a DC motor from two I/O pins. It requires no integrated circuits, and uses commonly available par...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 19:02:40 PDT
How to make a Burning 1-2W 445nm Blue Laser http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Burning-1-2W-445nm-Blue-Laser/
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:55:53 PDT
Harvesting parts from a Laser Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Harvesting-parts-from-a-Laser-Printer/
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Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:33:25 PST
LED Projects!! Lots of Them!! http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Projects-Lots-of-Them/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/NM59/H9T41180/FUUNM59H9T41180.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/NM59/H9T41180/FUUNM59H9T41180.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/NM59/H9T41180/FUUNM59H9T41180.SMALL.jpg pandyaketan How to make simple, yet innovative LED projects! The types that you have not seen on the internet in a long while (or maybe ever!) ;-) See member profile - "pandyaketan" for all my work.  Feel free to comment, rate, favourite, or add your own stuff!! reg ketan null null null null null nu...
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Tue, 4 Dec 2012 00:26:02 PST
Shake-It Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-It-Flashlight/
Shake-It Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/U1N7/HBXWS6L8/FDPU1N7HBXWS6L8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/U1N7/HBXWS6L8/FDPU1N7HBXWS6L8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDP/U1N7/HBXWS6L8/FDPU1N7HBXWS6L8.SMALL.jpg chandrahas aroori Did you ever look at those 100$ shake it flashlights and feel envious?Well here's an easy way to make it!!! Parts The required parts are- 1.Cardboard tube 2.5 diodes 3. Magnet wire 4. Foam  5. LED 6.Capacitor 7. Wire  8. Convex lens 9. Hot glue  If a joule thief is wanted then- 10. 2N3904 Transis...
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 03:25:21 PST
LED on AC Mains http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-on-AC-Mains/
LED on AC Mains - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/9UH8/H8TTP6T0/FN69UH8H8TTP6T0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/9UH8/H8TTP6T0/FN69UH8H8TTP6T0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/9UH8/H8TTP6T0/FN69UH8H8TTP6T0.SMALL.jpg pandyaketan Important: Attempt only if proficient in working with AC Mains A simple yet effective circuit for a single LED on AC Mains.... Parts & Assembly Parts: 1. An LED - 5mm or 10 mm of any colour 2. A diode, preferably 1N 4007 3. A resistor of 1 watt rating, of value anywhere from 20 kilo ohms upto 1...
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Sat, 3 Nov 2012 06:09:25 PDT
LED Light Bulb (Single 10 mm LED) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Light-Bulb-Single-10-mm-LED/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/Y70D/H8I45DJ0/FGPY70DH8I45DJ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/Y70D/H8I45DJ0/FGPY70DH8I45DJ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/Y70D/H8I45DJ0/FGPY70DH8I45DJ0.SMALL.jpg pandyaketan Very Simple design - works for 110v AC as well as 220v AC.  Only four components: 1. Bulb Base 2. 10 mm LED 3. 100 kilo ohm, 1 watt resistor (Brown, Black, Yellow) 4. 1N 4007 diode.  Expected life - Atleast 5 years.  Important: Attempt only if proficient in dealing with AC Mains. DC Feature (Fl...
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Sat, 20 Oct 2012 04:48:02 PDT
Tips and tricks: Diode, concept. http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-and-tricks-Diode-concept/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/XSMI/H5TVAXAS/FXXXSMIH5TVAXAS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/XSMI/H5TVAXAS/FXXXSMIH5TVAXAS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/XSMI/H5TVAXAS/FXXXSMIH5TVAXAS.SMALL.jpg simonfrfr Hey guys, Today we would like to explain a diode to you. A diode is a component in which emits asymmetrical electrical power. One way it blocks power, depending on the amount of feedback power the diode is rated for, the diode can emit a little bit of power backwards, but that is not ideal. Some app...
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Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:47:02 PDT
Simple Basic Stamp Thermometer (With one part!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Basic-Stamp-Thermometer-With-one-part/
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:23:15 PDT
Install an LED in a Tone Generator Circuit To Visualize a Square Wave http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-an-LED-in-a-Tone-Generator-Circuit-To-Visu/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/ARWH/H5ECNF20/FPCARWHH5ECNF20.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/ARWH/H5ECNF20/FPCARWHH5ECNF20.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/ARWH/H5ECNF20/FPCARWHH5ECNF20.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In this Photo Instructable you'll install and LED in my tone generator circuit to help you visualize the square wave tone output of the 555 Timer IC in astable mode. Please review my step-by-step Instructable, "Build a Tone Generator--Improve Your Snap Circuits by Adding a 555 Timer IC" (http://www...
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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:53:09 PDT
Introduction to the Light Emitting Diode Using Snap Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Introdcution-to-the-Light-Emitting-Diode-Using-Sna/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/MZ7O/H5ECNEW8/F7TMZ7OH5ECNEW8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/MZ7O/H5ECNEW8/F7TMZ7OH5ECNEW8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/MZ7O/H5ECNEW8/F7TMZ7OH5ECNEW8.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In this Photo Instructable, you will learn about the Light Emitting Diode, or LED. You'll also learn how to build a simple circuit that demonstrates how the LED works using Snap Circuits. Parts Needed: 1 Base Grid (11” x 7.7”) # 6SC BG 1 Battery Holder (2-AA) # 6SC B1 1 100 ohm Resistor # 6SC R1 1...
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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:21:58 PDT
Introduction to the Diode Using Snap Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-the-Diode-Using-Snap-Circuits/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/7Q0I/H5IRVM7I/FW97Q0IH5IRVM7I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/7Q0I/H5IRVM7I/FW97Q0IH5IRVM7I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/7Q0I/H5IRVM7I/FW97Q0IH5IRVM7I.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In this photo instructable you will learn about the diode and build a simple circuit that helps you understand how a diode works using Snap Circuits. Snap Circuits is an educational toy that teaches electronics with solderless snap-together electronic components. Each component has the schematic sy...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 09:02:44 PDT
How to Build Ghost Hunting Gear : $50 Geophone DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Ghost-Hunting-Gear-50-Geophone-DIY/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/LTHX/H5EDU5G4/F91LTHXH5EDU5G4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/LTHX/H5EDU5G4/F91LTHXH5EDU5G4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/LTHX/H5EDU5G4/F91LTHXH5EDU5G4.SMALL.jpg SAGAPS Detect the slightest vibrations build your own Geophone for approximately $50.00 with this step by step instructional video !!! Find Most the parts at your local RADIO SHACK store!! A great addition to any Ghost Hunters paranormal equipment arsenal. BGMICRO Gheophone kit :  http://www.bgmicro.com/K...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 00:02:07 PDT
How to Build Ghost Hunting Gear : $50 IR Booster (28 Led) DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-Ghost-Hunting-Gear-28-Led-IR-Booste/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/7106/H5EDU5CL/F6E7106H5EDU5CL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/7106/H5EDU5CL/F6E7106H5EDU5CL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/7106/H5EDU5CL/F6E7106H5EDU5CL.SMALL.jpg SAGAPS Boost your ability to see in the dark build your own 28 LED IR booster for approximately $55.00 with this step by step instructional video !!! Find Most the parts at your local RADIO SHACK store!! These IR boosters will works with any Sony HI8 Handy Cam Night Shot Camcorders as well as any DVR syst...
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Sun, 5 Aug 2012 23:43:12 PDT
$1.50 Arduino TV Annoyer!! (Turns TVs on when you want them off) http://www.instructables.com/id/150-Arduino-TV-Annoyer-Turns-TVs-on-when-you-/
$1.50 Arduino TV Annoyer!! (Turns TVs on when you want them off) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/QT5L/H52FXKOO/F4YQT5LH52FXKOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/QT5L/H52FXKOO/F4YQT5LH52FXKOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/QT5L/H52FXKOO/F4YQT5LH52FXKOO.SMALL.jpg xBacon Hey Arduino fans! Here is an 'ible for making a device that turns TVs on when you want them off, and off then you want them on! If you hide it in something inconspicuous, it would make a great April Fools joke or gag gift. And the best part is that the total parts cost is less than $1.50!! (Assumin...
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Wed, 1 Aug 2012 11:06:25 PDT
How to Build a Slayer Exciter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Slayer-Exciter/
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Thu, 31 May 2012 15:01:42 PDT
Arduino - Diode Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Diode-Thermometer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/O66O/H2MYIMPQ/FGUO66OH2MYIMPQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/O66O/H2MYIMPQ/FGUO66OH2MYIMPQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/O66O/H2MYIMPQ/FGUO66OH2MYIMPQ.SMALL.jpg ammubhave Diodes can be used as temperature sensors. Even though they are not very accurate but are helpful for getting a coarse reading of the temperature. I used an 1N4007 diode as my sensor. Details about the circuit and code can be found here: http://blog.amolbhave.in/physics/arduino-diode-thermometer/ ...
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Fri, 25 May 2012 21:04:01 PDT
Build a Zener Diode Identifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Zener-Diode-Identifier/
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Fri, 18 May 2012 02:36:55 PDT
Home made Silicon Diodes http://www.instructables.com/id/Silicon-Diode/
Home made Silicon Diodes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/FNXL/H1LWPRN3/FSAFNXLH1LWPRN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/FNXL/H1LWPRN3/FSAFNXLH1LWPRN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/FNXL/H1LWPRN3/FSAFNXLH1LWPRN3.SMALL.jpg halamka Well, I have wanted to find out how to  make a transistor since I was in college chemistry. That was back in 1981. It was not on the curriculum at all. Strickly titrations with ali of iraq who insisted there was going to be a lot of trouble. So I have made several diodes after visiting the santa cru...
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Tue, 1 May 2012 18:45:49 PDT